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    A Beautiful Volume with Fifty-Seven Architectural Engravings from the Piranesi Canon

    Francesco Piranesi. Monumenti degli Scipioni pubblicati dal cavaliere Francsco Piranesi. Rome: 1785. First edition. Large folio (20.25 x 15.75 inches; 514 x 340 mm.). [2, title], 24, [4, plate list] pages. Complete with engraved vignette and six engraved plates; also with six double-page plates comprising the supplemental plates from Giovanni Battista Piranesi's De Romanorum Magnificentia. [Bound together with:] Francesco Piranesi. Diversi Ornati delle Pareti, Volte, e Pavimenti di Musaico, esistenti nelle cammere della Casa di Campagnia di Pompeia. [Rome]: 1808. First edition. Large folio (20.25 x 15.75 inches; 514 x 340 mm.). Complete with engraved title and twelve engraved plates. [and:] Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Alcune vedute di archi trionfali, ed altri monumenti inalzati da romani parte de quali si veggono in Roma, e parte per l'Italia. [Rome: 1778-1792]. First edition. Large folio (20.25 x 15.75 inches; 514 x 340 mm.). Complete with thirty-two engraved plates, including engraved title. Nineteenth century English binding of full red morocco, double fillet gilt borders around a gilt border of a floral roll pattern, gilt centerpiece stamp (an interlocking monogram beneath a crown), spine elaborately tooled in gilt in compartments, six raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt brown morocco lettering pieces, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A very few instances of subtle spotting to a few margins. Some shelf wear to board extremities, with some light abrading to lower outer corner of front board, a few bits of minor loss to corners (exposing pasteboards), and some loss to headcap. A few bits of loss to lettering pieces. Overall, a very good copy. A lovely compilation of several of the Piranesis' most important works, comprising fifty-seven engraved plates, bound together in a sumptuous full red morocco binding.

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